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10 Times GPS Failed With Terrible Consequences

10 Times GPS Failed With Terrible Consequences

10 Times GPS Failed With Terrible Consequences Since the introduction of GPS satellite navigation systems, drivers have become increasingly reliant on the devices to get from A to B. The days of executing a meticulously planned road trip from map reading and navigational skills alone have become a thing of the past. Okay, maybe we…

7 ‘Ocean’s Eleven’-Style Heists (That Happened In Real Life)

7 ‘Ocean’s Eleven’-Style Heists (That Happened In Real Life)

7 'Ocean's Eleven'-Style Heists (That Happened In Real Life) Hollywood makes the "big heist" look like a cool, dramatic affair. And if they do it right, the audience is left in awe of the criminals who pulled it off against all odds. That, of course, is irresponsible. In reality, criminals are not so bold or…

10 Countries That Are Completely Unique In One (Weird) Way

10 Countries That Are Completely Unique In One (Weird) Way

10 Countries That Are Completely Unique In One (Weird) Way Every country is unique, that's not an especially surprising revelation. What is startling is the specific way that some countries are incredibly different from even their closest neighbors. Sure, yeah, we're more alike than we are different. But those differences can be pretty damned weird.…

10 before-and-after photos that track the changes we’ve made to the Earth

10 before-and-after photos that track the changes we’ve made to the Earth

10 before-and-after photos that track the changes we’ve made to the Earth Often, small changes made over time are hard to see. Even when we're making dramatic transformations to our world - through deforestation, industrialisation, and fossil fuel extraction and use - it can be hard to see how large the scars we're creating are.…

10 Historical Figures Who Disappeared And Have Never Been Found

10 Historical Figures Who Disappeared And Have Never Been Found

10 Historical Figures Who Disappeared And Have Never Been Found Most people who go missing turn up safe and well, within a few hours or days. Some, unfortunately, are found dead. When people do leave, the reason is often obvious, too—because they are running away from something (debt or the police, for example) or to…

10 Pictures That Almost Got Their Photographers Killed

10 Pictures That Almost Got Their Photographers Killed

10 Pictures That Almost Got Their Photographers Killed A picture is worth a thousand words—or the life of its photographer. Obviously, photographers will often go to extremes to get the perfect shot. For some, these pictures can make their careers, but there may be a high price. Possibly too high. War and wildlife photographers are…

10 Insane Tours That Are Extremely Dangerous

10 Insane Tours That Are Extremely Dangerous

10 Insane Tours That Are Extremely Dangerous Every year, thousands of people travel the world, booking tours that offer thrilling and exciting experiences while often completely unaware of the dangers they may present. When we think of guided tours, we imagine a fun and informative experience. What most of us do not picture is a…

Top 10 Remarkable Finds Involving Old Ships And Explorers

Top 10 Remarkable Finds Involving Old Ships And Explorers

Top 10 Remarkable Finds Involving Old Ships And Explorers The haunting remains of sunken ships make for more than just a gripping view. Each arrives like a time capsule, bringing bits of history and a fair share of mysteries. In recent times, researchers have found fascinating alternative stories attached to known explorers, unique ships, and unexpected…

Bizarre Ways Actors Landed Their Most-Famous Roles

Bizarre Ways Actors Landed Their Most-Famous Roles

Bizarre Ways Actors Landed Their Most-Famous Roles You probably think actors land their most famous roles by having fancy, high-powered lunches and nailing super-formal auditions. But it turns out Hollywood is just as insane and random as the rest of the world. Probably moreso. So actors get cast in famous, career-making roles for truly bizarre…

Everyday Things That Are Surprisingly Dangerous

Everyday Things That Are Surprisingly Dangerous

Everyday Things That Are Surprisingly Dangerous There are a ton of things in this world that we immediately recognize as dangerous. We're smart enough to avoid them. It's the safe-looking stuff that will get you. As a public service we asked our readers to find examples of ordinary, inconspicuous stuff that's just lying in wait…

Hollywood’s Laziest Attempts At Faking Movie Locations

Hollywood’s Laziest Attempts At Faking Movie Locations

Hollywood’s Laziest Attempts At Faking Movie Locations Movie and TV studios have entire back lots and huge props departments whose job it is to trick your brain into thinking you're in some well-known location. But more often than not, movie producers elect to swap in some other city, instead, and just hope you won't notice.…

10 Most Unexpected Plane-Related Incidents To Happen In Recent Times

10 Most Unexpected Plane-Related Incidents To Happen In Recent Times

10 Most Unexpected Plane-Related Incidents To Happen In Recent Times Air travel is a convenient and affordable means of transportation. Airlines, not to mention the flight crew, do everything in their power to make sure their customers have a pleasant experience, no matter what their budget. Yet, nobody’s perfect. Airlines can make some hilarious mistakes, from…

The Surprisingly Weird Aftermaths Of Famous Events

The Surprisingly Weird Aftermaths Of Famous Events

The Surprisingly Weird Aftermaths Of Famous Events Historical events have well-known consequences. That's what makes them historical. The thing is, for every widely-known tragic or inspiring outcome, there are countless smaller ripples that go largely forgotten. Our plasticians are here to set the record straight about the truly weird, surprising outcomes from events that made…